State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report One

Abstract

Findings from the federally-funded evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative are presented in this report which focuses on the experiences of the 11 states awarded Model Test funding during Round 2 of the SIM effort: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Using $622 million in federal funds over 4 years (2015-2018), these states are engaging a broad range of stakeholders and using various policy levers to encourage the spread of innovative health care models -- often building on prior efforts to improve health outcomes. This initial report describes states’ early experiences implementing their efforts, from February 2015 to June 2016.

Research Area: 

Centers

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